Golf – Champions
In this chapter, we will provide a brief synopsis on some of the great players of Golf who brought laurels to their country by playing at the highest level.
Isao Aoki is a Japanese player who has won more than fifty events in Japan Golf Tour during the period between 1972 and 1990. In 1983, he participated and won Hawaiian Open on US based PGA tour. He also won Panasonic European Open in European Tour.
In 1978, he won World Match Play Championship held in England. Aoki participated in the tour 165 times in PGA Tour and got second rank in 1980. Aoki also participated in Million Dollar Challenge in South Africa in 1984.
Tiger Woods is an American golfer who is one of the most successful players in the sport. He started his golf career in 1996 and won 1997 masters and got the first rank in the world rankings. From August 1999 to September 2004 and from June 2005 to October 2010, he was world number one golfer.
After these wins he got married and then divorced. So he lost his form and his rank went down to 58. In December 2011, he won Chevron World Challenge and In 2013 he won Arnold Parmer Invitational and regained his first position.
David Toms is an American golfer who was born on 4th January 1967 in Monroe. He made his debut into this game in the year 1989. His professional career shows 13 wins in PGA tour and 2 wins Web.com Tour. He was awarded with Payne Stewart award in the year 2011. From 2001 to 2006, he was one of the top ten players and in 2002 and 2003, he ranked fifth. Tom got third place in Nortehrn Telecom Open.
In 1994, he participated in Nike Tour(web.com) in which he won the Greater Greenville Classic and Wichita Open tournaments. Besides this he took part in many tournaments and remained one of the top ten players.
Helen Alfredsson is a Swedish player who is a lifetime member of Ladies European Tour and also plays for US based LPGA Tour. She started her career in 1989 and participated in Ladies European Tour. In 1990, she won Women’s British Open.
In 1991, she won LET two times and ALPG and Japanese tours one time each. In 1992, she won seven events in the LPGA tour. She kept taking part in many tournaments and won them and in 2013 she announced her retirement.
She was born on 23rd January 1989 in China. She made her debut into this game in the year 2007. She has won 15 times in LPGA tour and 6 times in Ladies European Tour.
She was awarded with GWAA Female Player of the Year consecutively for 2010, 2011 and also LPGA tour Rookie of the year in 2011. She is the youngest player to win five major championships and was number one player consecutively from 2011 to 2013.
She was born on 24th June 1960 in California. She made her debut into this game in the year 1983. She has won 31 times in LPGA tour out of which seven were major wins. She also won two times in Ladies European Tour.
She was awarded with GWAA Female Player of the Year in 1999 and also LPGA tour Rookie of the year in 1984. In 2007, she participated in Women’s World Cup of Golf. Her name can also be found in World Golf Hall of Fame in 2000.
She was born on 21st December 1974 in Australia. She made her debut into this game in the year 1994. Her professional career shows 41 wins in LPGA tour and 15 wins in Ladies European Tour.
She was awarded with GWAA Female Player of the Year in 2000 and also LPGA Tour Rookie of the year in 1996. She also got the Ladies European Tour Rookie of the Year in 1995. Along with this, she has won LPGA Player of the Year in 1999 and 2000.